Christopher D. Lee, PhD, Joins Diversified Search Group as Managing Director | New


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Aug. 30, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Diversified Search Group, one of the fastest growing and most highly regarded companies in the executive search industry, announced that Christopher D. Lee, PhD, joined his training firm as managing director. With nearly 30 years of experience as a human resources leader in higher education, Lee will bring a nuanced understanding of the challenges colleges and universities face in today’s complex and rapidly changing environment. .

“We are delighted that Chris Lee has joined Diversified Search Group. He brings extensive military education and leadership experience as well as a deep understanding of HR governance and strategy, from implementation to change management,” said Aileen K. Alexander, CEO of Diversified Search Group. “A remarkable leader, Chris will provide our clients with his industry perspective and innate passion for transformational leadership.” Alexander continues.

Lee joins a team of industry-recognized experts from Diversified Search Group/Storbeck Search, known for its unparalleled expertise in placing visionary leaders for colleges and universities; independent, charter and boarding schools; and education-related non-profit organizations.

“I am delighted to join this group of esteemed colleagues. Through years of experience with the search committee process and consultation with experts in this field, I have had a deep interest and appreciation for this important work in identifying and placing leaders who will impact the ‘Higher Education. This company is the benchmark for executive search,” said Christopher Lee.

Shelly Weiss Storbeck, Global Education Practice Leader and Managing Director of Diversified Search Group, said, “We are delighted to welcome Chris Lee to our firm. He is a sought-after subject matter expert in the field of organizational development and institutional leadership in all sectors of higher education. He brings wisdom, warmth and emotional intelligence to his work, and we are delighted to have him as a new colleague.

Lee joins Diversified Search Group from William & Mary, the nation’s second oldest institution of higher education, where he served as Director of Human Resources. Lee also served as associate vice chancellor of human resources for the Virginia Community College system, where he oversaw dozens of searches for community college presidents and led a strategic reorganization of the human resources division. His higher education background includes a number of leadership positions, including Director of Human Resources and CHRO at Bates College.

Lee is a sought-after speaker, consultant, and thought leader who has written four books on a variety of human resources topics, including how to successfully conduct faculty, staff, and administration research in education. superior. In 2004, he was a member of the American Council on Education.

Lee has served on several boards, including as a founding member of the Diversity Hiring Coalition of Maine. Lee is a retired lieutenant colonel from the United States Marine Corps Reserves where he served for 21 years.


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Diversified Search Group (DSG) is the largest executive search firm founded and led by a woman in the world. For nearly five decades, she has been driven by purpose, progress and performance. Consistently recognized by Forbes as one of the nation’s top executive search firms, DSG is an industry leader in recruiting diverse, inclusive and transformational leaders for its clients. The company is deliberately different in its approach and is made up of a combination of specialist practices with deep industry expertise, which together leverage their collective resources to identify new leaders to meet the needs of our changing world: Diversified Search, Alta Associates, BioQuest, Koya Partners, Grant Cooper and Storbeck Search.

Based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, DSG operates in more than a dozen offices nationwide and offers global services as the exclusive US partner of AltoPartners, the international alliance of independent executive search firms. For more information, visit


Founded in 2006, AltoPartners is a leading international alliance of executive search and leadership consultancies that combines the reach of a global network with the local knowledge and entrepreneurial spirit of independent partners working together to find the ideal candidate for the client. Today, the alliance covers 64 offices in 37 countries and is ranked in the Top 10 Global Search Firms.

The AltoPartners alliance has created a distinctive strength in executive search worldwide, providing global coverage across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific. For more information on the work we do and the countries we cover, please visit

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